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I've written a book of prayers to Poseidon, but I can't illustrate it. Help me bring this work to the next level.
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Depth of Praise started out as an assignment to me from Poseidon:  learn more about me, he said, by writing hymns to my epithets.  That initial push led me to write 29 separate hymns and prayers that explored his aspects, seven of which will be included in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina volume From the Roaring Deep.  Encouragement from my readers prompted me to continue writing, and in addition to those published on my blog, there wil be nearly that many again in this, my first-ever book.

Even as the text is being edited, I have secured a commitment from a book designer, and selected and paid for cover art by Grace Palmer.  What I cannot afford to do out of pocket is commission art for the interior.  Ideally I'd like to have a thousand dollars' worth of line drawings depicting Poseidon in his many aspects, but I have humbly asked for half that because I want to see something inside rather than nothing.

Your contribution will help return this mighty god to his former glory.

Risks and challenges

Should this project be funded, all perqs will be delivered as promised.

Because this is my first book, I am making educated guesses about the cost of publication. If it turns out I sold myself short, I will still get you anything that's promised, no questions asked. A debt is a sacred obligation.

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    I will read your name in thanks as I make my morning offerings to Poseidon.

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    Blessed ocean water: you'll get a 2-dram bottle of Atlantic ocean water from off the east coast of North America. This is already sacred to Poseidon, but I will ask his blessing upon it regardless.

    (If you live outside of the United States and Canada, I can ship this to you. Just contact me to arrange it.)

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    Copy of Depth of Praise, shipped as soon as they are available.

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    A wedding of image and word:

    You'll get a copy of Depth of Praise, illustrated thanks to your help, together with an original drawing by the author representative of one of Poseidon's epithets. Divination will be used to determine which one each picture receives, but the book will go to everybody.

    If you wish to obtain this reward and do not live in the United States or Canada, contact me to calculate shipping.

    Shipping date is estimate only, and based on my best guess of how long it will take to find a good artist, get the work done, and finalize the book.

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    Signed and numbered copy of Depth of Praise. Please note that numbers are not guaranteed to be integers, but I will endeavor to sign them in numerical order. Exactly how many will be signed has not yet been determined, but it will be irrational.

    Shipping dates are a shot in the dark, as I have no clue how long it will take to complete the book once the art is drawn.

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    Sacred rubber ducky: this tiny yellow rubber duckie (less than 1" long) will be anointed with an oil sacred to Poseidon prior to shipping.

    Rubber duckies represent a mystery, so it's impossible to describe this any better.

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    The original 2015 drawing, "Poseidon lifting his trident," will be mailed flat to the recipient. This image serves as a reminder why TPW needs someone else to illustrate this book.

    As with other rewards, if you live outside the USA and Canada, contact me to arrange shipping. I just don't want to calculate it without need.

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